Samsung's Global Smartphone Share Drops for First Time Since 2009

Samsung When it comes to smartphones, Samsung has been on a tear since the fourth quarter of 2009, growing its global market share since then to become the top seller. Amid smartphone saturation in some regions, however, the company’s growth has stalled: According to Strategy Analytics, Samsung’s global smartphone market share has fallen for the first time in four years. The research firm shared its data on Tuesday morning, saying that 285 million smartphones shipped around the world in the first quarter of 2014. That’s 33 percent more than this time a year ago. But Samsung and Apple, the top two vendors, both lost market share as Lenovo, Huawei and others outsold the market growth rate and took market share away from the leaders.

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